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Financial incentives for maternal health: impact of a national programme in Nepal.

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Financial incentives are increasingly being advocated as an effective means to influence health-related behaviours. There is, however, limited evidence on whether they work in low-income countries, particularly when implemented at scale. This paper explores the impact of a national programme in Nepal that provides cash incentives to women conditional on them giving birth in a health facility. Using propensity score matching methods, we find that the programme had a positive, albeit modest, ef...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of health economics
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
271-284
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-1646
ISSN:
0167-6296
Source identifiers:
205996
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:205996
UUID:
uuid:095348b4-b71e-4268-958e-3f5b4e42ecb6
Local pid:
pubs:205996
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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